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Anna McKay Graves

Anna McKay Graves, a lifelong resident of Malone, Wash., passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014. Anna was born March 5, 1912. She graduated valedictorian from Elma High School in 1930 and went on to attend the Metropolitan School of Business in Seattle. She worked for Mumby Lumber for several years. Anna married Perry Graves in February of 1938 and raised five children on their family farm in Malone. She was preceded in death by her husband Perry, daughter Joyce Blanck, grandchildren Danielle Foster, Deborah Blanck, Travis Ochsner and Chayson Colley-Jones. Anna is survived by her children Marie Jones of Elma, Martha O’Grady of Normandy Park, Philip (Nancy) Graves of Malone and Elaine (Mickey) Denny of Sequim, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Anna was a lifelong member of Olympic Christian Center in McCleary and enjoyed gardening, playing piano, sewing, reading and playing games. She kept up her sense of humor until the very end. A memorial service in Anna’s honor will be held at the Olympic Christian Center in McCleary at 11 o’clock in the morning on July 23, 2014 with a graveside service at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma with a luncheon to follow.

Richard Allen Jacobs

Lifelong Harbor resident, Richard “Dick” Allen Jacobs, age 70, went to be with the angels, his late wife Nancy and beloved lab, Molly. He lost his courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home in front of a cozy fire, surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014.

Alberta Patricia (Patty) Friberg

Patty Friberg, age 82, passed on to be with her precious Savior on July 15, 2014, in Hoquiam. She began her life journey Sept. 11, 1931, in Hoquiam. She moved to Lacey, Wash. in 1987 where she resided for 25 years. She was very active within her church family as well as community charities. She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Rouse, Donna Jeanne Williams, Kathy Payton and her son, David Friberg. The Lord also blessed her with 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Phillip Merino

All gave some. Some gave all. Phillip Merino, a Korean War veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, passed on July 10, 2014. He was born October 3, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of Westport, Wash. Phil played sports all through school. He graduated from Ocosta High School in 1971, the same year his high school basketball team took the state championships – the first and last time ever such a victory occurred in the history of OHS.

Leonard Ted Travess

Leonard Ted Travess of Aberdeen passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital after a courageous fight with leukemia with his wife at his side. He was 55.

Hazel E. Fraser

Hazel E. Fraser, 88, passed away on July 13, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Hazel was born on June 2, 1926, to Andrew and Elizabeth Paakkonen in Nashwauk, Minn., the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minn., in 1944, where she had fond memories of marching in the high school band. In 1945 she married Jack D. Miller and five years later they moved to Hoquiam. They had three children and later divorced. She was also briefly married to Jim Fraser.

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Larry Leroy Berg

Larry Leroy Berg bravely fought a battle for life. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family who loved him deeply, on June 26, 2014.

Mary Alice Mittge

Mary Alice Mittge of Raymond, Wash., passed away at home on July 5, 2014, at the age of 82. She was born in South Bend, Wash., on June 7, 1932. She attended Willapa Valley High School.

Laila Ann (Warjonen) Cooper

Laila Ann (Warjonen) Cooper was born on June 5, 1947, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Reino and Josephine (Wells) Warjonen, and passed away on July 2, 2014. in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. A loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and best friend, she was raised in Hoquiam, Wash., and was a resident of the Edmonds, Wash. area for 40 years.

Kenneth Ivan Inglin

Kenneth Ivan Inglin, a longtime Raymond resident died Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Alder House in South Bend; he was 92. Kenneth was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Globe, Wash., to Herman and Silvia (Georg) Inglin.

Catherine Louise Papp

Catherine Louise Papp, 68, lifetime Taholah resident and Quinault nation member, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Thomas M. Maloney (February 18, 1931-June 18, 2014)

Thomas M. Maloney, 83, of Pullman, Wash., passed away on June 18, 2014, at his Pullman home. Thomas was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Raymond, Wash. to Peter and May (Jacobsen) Maloney. He grew up and attended school in Raymond, where he graduated from Raymond High School. He attended Washington State College now WSU where he earned his Bachelors degree with Honors in Industrial Arts.